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Opinion|By Don Lenihan
We believe that using deliberation to support big projects, say, in infrastructure or procurement, would give citizens a more meaningful role in planning and build legitimacy and resilience around the decisions.
Opinion|By Jacquie LaRocque
Ottawa needs to ensure that officials are committed to understanding the unique challenges faced by smaller companies when it comes to accessing and successfully using federal assistance measures.
Panellists at the Pearson Centre’s Year 4 conference say campaigns kick into high gear, and the ex-premier says governing is like a ‘political straitjacket.’
Opinion|Scott Taylor
The battle to save Afghanistan has yet to be fought and the Taliban remain a very clear and present danger.
Opinion|Grant Bishop
Canada can't risk further delays in boosting pipeline export capacity.
Small policy changes, like using more wood in new construction projects, can make a big impact.
A company can do everything right and still see a project fail. Why? Because governments need to do everything right as well.
Lobbying
After negotiations, the ISG, which has 53 per cent of members in the Senate, has about half of the Chamber’s committee seats.
News|By Beatrice Paez
Bill Schaper, director of public policy at Imagine Canada, said his group organized a lobbying blitz to push for sweeping reforms that would modernize regulations governing the charitable sector.
The innovation and heritage ministers have been ‘open’ since the beginning on what was coming this year, says a rep for Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains.
Ditch MP petition ‘sponsorship,’ and allow for more flexible timelines, PROC recommends.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Also, CBC's Salimah Shivji is joining the Parliamentary Press Gallery, and Democracy Watch gets its day in court to challenge the appointment of the ethics and lobbying commissioners.
The proposed changes are tucked into the government’s omnibus budget implementation bill, and they may not be ‘benign,’ says Liberal MP John McKay.
In the fight to implement Vanessa’s Law, it comes down to Big Pharma vs. the health of Canadians.
News|By Neil Moss
An Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada spokesperson says the working groups on the Canadian dairy sector will be set up in 'short order.'
Among the most lobbied Senators since September are C-69 sponsor Grant Mitchell and Energy Committee chair Rosa Galvez.
Opinion|By Tom Chervinsky
True solutions will only emerge when we acknowledge that no one perspective has every answer.
The government ought to signal its plan to tackle lacklustre Canadian competitiveness in the fall economic statement, say industry reps.
Vice-Admiral Mark Norman's legal defence is ‘gold’ for the opposition, says Tim Powers, giving the Conservatives ongoing fodder that feeds into the narrative of Liberal hubris.
There’s likely to be a lot of ‘jockeying’ from interested groups, as rules around non-smokeable products are still undecided.
News|By Jolson Lim
As the new financial plan comes together, post-secondary schools want 'complementary' funding for the administrative costs of research, student awards, and work-integrated learning.
Some trade experts think Canada will ratify the trilateral agreement before the 2019 election, while one warned against rushing through legislation, with the U.S. timeline up in the air.
News|By Beatrice Paez
‘The opposition will be confined to quibbling around the edges’ to avoid looking like they’re siding with Donald Trump, says Prof. Robert Bothwell.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Trudeau is now a little less vulnerable to the opposition argument that he is a poor economic manager. But he won’t have time to rest on his laurels, as many businesses gear up for a fight against Bill C-69.
With a combined $1.68-million budget, the three-Senator Government Representative Office is tasked with carrying the government’s flag in a sea of Upper Chamber Independents.
Feature|By Emily Haws
Government relations pros turned out to Tavern on the Hill on Sept. 13 for heat, hot dogs, and hops.
Insiders and observers weigh in on who impacts Canada’s decisions on diplomacy, trade, defence, development, and immigration.
News|By Beatrice Paez
The formation of the Coalition to Keep Trade Free comes as Canada is facing an Oct. 1 deadline to sign onto the agreement struck between Mexico and the U.S.
Feature|By Beatrice Paez
Of the more than 5,000 lobbyists on the federal registry, the names listed, for the most part, occupy an enviable position as having the ear of the government.
News|By Beatrice Paez
As much as those talks are consuming the Trudeau government’s bandwidth, it has also sent the signal to stakeholders that it’s hoping to reorient some of its resources to other files as it lays the groundwork for 2019.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Also, Maxime Bernier may have found a new campaign song, and the husband of Canada's newest ambassador to Poland was a Hill reporter.

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